- Jared Allen (quarterback)
DateOfBirth=Birth date and age|1981|8|26|mf=y
Birthplace= Edmond, OK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Amsterdam Admirals
Jared Allen (born
August 26, 1981in Edmond, Oklahoma) is a former American football quarterback. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneersin the National Football Leagueand in NFL Europefor the Amsterdam Admiralsin 2006.
High school career
Jared Allen attended
Edmond Santa Fe High Schoolin Edmond, Oklahoma. As a senior, he completed 171 of 282 passes for 1,973 yards and 18 touchdowns. As a junior, he connected on 145 of 232 attempts for 1,502 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was named a 1999 Blue Chip athlete. He earned first-team All-Edmond Area, All-Metro Conference, All-District 6A-1, all-city ( Oklahoma City) and Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state honors. Allen was named to the Jim ThorpeAll-Star Game and was selected MVP. He was a two-sport athlete (football and basketball).
Jared Allen started four years at Florida Atlantic and was named the team's MVP in 2003, the offensive MVP in 2002, and the team MVP in 2001. He played in 47 games and started 44 times. Throughout his collegiate career, he completed 570 of 1003 passes for 8100 yards and 50
touchdowns. He was redshirted in 2000 and majored in political science.
Jared Allen signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an
undrafted free agenton May 5, 2005. He was released on August 31, 2005.
Allen was resigned on
January 5, 2006and was allocated to the NFL Europe's Amsterdam Admirals. He shared backup quarterback duties with Reggie Robertson playing one quarter per game every other week, until starting quarterback Gibran Hamdanbroke his ankle. Jared Allen was then granted the starting job, leading the Amsterdam Admirals to one win (away vs. the Frankfurt Galaxy) and two losses during the remaining regular season games. The one win was sufficient to secure first place in the season and a spot in the World Bowl, which was lost to the Frankfurt Galaxy by 7 - 22. Allen was released on August 29th.
* [http://www.buccaneers.com/team/playerdetail.aspx?player=Allen,Jared,6 Buccaneers.com- Jared Allen]
* [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=117331 ESPN.com- Jared Allen]
* [http://www.nfleurope.com/players/playerpage/1310 NFLEurope.com- Jared Allen]
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